By: Andrew J. Patton When asked by the apostle Philip if he understood what he was reading, the Ethiopian Eunuch replied, “How can I . . . unless someone explains it to me” (Acts 8:31). As long as biblical writings have existed, people have sought explanations of them. Many Greek New Testament manuscripts come with a commentaryContinue reading Manuscripts 101: Greek New Testament Catena Manuscripts
Ask the Prof: What do manuscripts have to do with bible translation?
What do manuscripts have to do with translation? Millions of people own or use a printed copy of the New Testament that has been translated into various languages or versions. How are the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament related to these translations? Listen in as Prof Wallace explains how the manuscripts provide the basisContinue reading Ask the Prof: What do manuscripts have to do with bible translation?
Manuscripts 101: GA Numbers
Whether or not you self-identify as an “organized person,” every human uses organized systems to navigate life. Most stores arrange products by type, brand, use, or another relationship. Traffic laws and signs allow us to navigate without the danger or chaos that would ensue without them. Your own work desk and home involve some organizationContinue reading Manuscripts 101: GA Numbers
Carrying on the Legacy
In the early years, CSNTM operations involved three to four people traveling for two to three weeks in the summer. The small group would visit a site with manuscripts to either examine or, after securing permission, photograph them. These expeditions relied on both, securing difficult-to-earn permission and raising the necessary funds for equipment and travel.Continue reading Carrying on the Legacy
Ask the Prof: How does digitization preserve the New Testament?
How does digitization preserve the New Testament? One of the most important results of digitizing New Testament manuscripts is the preservation of the text and the manuscripts that contain it. How does that happen? Our New Testament textual criticism prof just so happens to have twenty years of experience digitizing Greek New Testament manuscripts. Dr.Continue reading Ask the Prof: How does digitization preserve the New Testament?
Dr. Wallace on the Theology in the Raw Podcast
CSNTM’s founder, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, spoke with Preston Sprinkle on his podcast, Theology in the Raw. In their conversation, Dr. Wallace covered a number of issues regarding variants among New Testament manuscripts. He reviews the history of how scholars dealt with variants and explained ways that scholars wrestle with the variants and make decisions.Continue reading Dr. Wallace on the Theology in the Raw Podcast
Ask the Prof: Has the New Testament text been corrupted?
“Has the New Testament text been corrupted?” In the latest installment of the Ask the Prof series, Dr. Wallace, our New Testament textual criticism professor, answers the question, “Has the New Testament been corrupted?” He begins by addressing what “corruption” means. All the New Testament manuscripts differ from one another and contain errors from theContinue reading Ask the Prof: Has the New Testament text been corrupted?
Dan Wallace on The Universe Next Door Podcast
Have you ever heard a New Testament textual critic say that there are more variants among the manuscripts than words in the New Testament? Or, have you heard that the manuscripts are so corrupted that the text is beyond recovery? A few weeks ago, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace joined Nick Shalna and Dr. Tom WoodwardContinue reading Dan Wallace on The Universe Next Door Podcast
Celebrating Twenty Years of Digitally Preserving New Testament Manuscripts
When you find high-tech cameras, facsimiles, and cake in a banquet room, you know that CSNTM is celebrating with friends. The Center staff and many of our friends gathered on Saturday, September 10th for an early birthday party (our actual birthday was September 13th!). Guests gathered to reflect on two decades of digitally preserving NewContinue reading Celebrating Twenty Years of Digitally Preserving New Testament Manuscripts
Ask the Prof: What is a “critical text” of the Greek New Testament?
Welcome to Ask the Prof! In the Ask the Prof video series Dr. Daniel B. Wallace will answer questions that we at CSNTM receive the most. We will post an Ask the Prof video about once a month on the Colophon blog. If you’d like to receive Ask the Prof videos as soon as weContinue reading Ask the Prof: What is a “critical text” of the Greek New Testament?